Wayland Student Press

  • June 1WHS 2019-20 grades will not factor into students' GPAs
  • May 5As of May 6, it's the law in Massachusetts to wear a mask if one is in public and is unable to social distance
  • April 24All MA Schools are closed for the remainder of the school year, work to remain online
  • April 8March and May College Board SAT's are cancelled due to coronavirus
  • April 8Coronavirus outbreak causes schools across the country to switch to remote online learning
  • April 8Q3 and Q4 will collectively be graded as pass/fail, work begins to be required on April 13
  • March 17WSPN Practice ACT and SAT exam through Revolution Prep to be administered online
  • February 6Submit ideas for the Monday Minute on our google form which is under "Broadcast"
  • February 6The construction site behind the school is closed to the public, no one should be on the turf or track until the construction fence is removed
  • September 17View the WHS bell schedules on our site by selecting "WHS Resources" at the top and then "Bells"

Professional sports are inching closer to a return

Many professional sports leagues are set to resume play in the foreseeable future, with the NBA resuming the rest of their season at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida in July.

Jimmy Paugh

June 29, 2020

Professional sports leagues have been put on hold for the past two and a half months, but most leagues are eyeing a return within the next few months. The NBA and NHL, two leagues that have a return to play plan set-in-stone, have been working diligently to conclude this year’s seasons while also...

Making up for lost time: Wayland athletes look to resume team sports over the summer

The Wayland boys soccer team talks during a preseason game up in Maine. This year's Maine tournament has been cancelled.

Garrett Spooner

June 27, 2020

With the spread of coronavirus slowly coming to a halt, Wayland athletes are planning on resuming their various sports training. Many fall sport participants are looking to work over the summer as if the season will start on time. Additionally, athletes who have missed out on crucial recruiting opportunities...

Students begin to use turf fields despite them still being closed

Due to COVID-19, the Wayland High School turf and facilities have been closed. They will not be open until word from the state is given allowing the campus to be open. Opening the turf later in the summer is something assistant athletic director Erin Ryan hopes to see.

Sammy Johnson

June 24, 2020

As states around the country start to open back up again, there have been strict guidelines that people are required to follow. Public places like turf fields have slowly started to reopen as the process for returning to normal life has been in progress. Many people have been going to turf fields thinking...

COVID-19 blindsides senior spring athletes

Members of the 2019 varsity girls lacrosse team get together after their game. This year, all spring senior athletes were denied their final spring season. “Volleyball is really the unfinished chapter of my high school athletic career,” said Davies. “It’s just sad that I will never get to leave the impression that I would have liked to in volleyball.”

Jimmy Paugh

June 18, 2020

Among the many things that were ripped away from the high school class of 2020, many could argue that the cancellation of the spring sports season was the most detrimental. With many talented, tight-knit teams preparing to compete this spring, many athletes initially had high hopes. Many believed...

Half Hour Hook “Homecourt” Episode 5: NBA is coming soon

Half Hour Hook

Andrew Boyer and Garrett Spooner

June 18, 2020

WSPN reporter and co-founder of “Half Hour Hook” Andrew Boyer, alongside WSPN sports analyst Garrett Spooner, continue their new series of episodes called “Homecourt,” which covers the quarantined basketball world as well as the rich history of the NBA. This episode explains the NBA restart,...

WHS Boosters honor senior athletes continuing sports in college with virtual “Signing Day”

Girls varsity tennis captain senior Mallory Leonard plays on the old courts that have since been replaced in construction. Leonard and her teammates have not been able to play on the new courts due to cancellations caused by COVID-19. “This season we were so excited to get to play on the new courts out front that we have been waiting for,” girls varsity tennis captain Emma Levy said. “It is sad to know I will never get to play a match on them.”

Ellie Tyska and Hailey Robinson

June 17, 2020

Since spring sports seasons have ended abruptly before they could properly begin, Wayland Boosters has honored its seniors who missed their last season at WHS and will be continuing their careers in college. In a series of Instagram posts, the Boosters have put pictures of senior athletes along with...

Rounding the Bases Episode 5: Will there be an MLB season?

Rounding the Bases Episode 5: Will there be an MLB season?

Josh Schreiber, Garrett Spooner, and Charlie Moore

June 11, 2020

In the fifth installment of "Rounding the Bases," WSPN's Josh Schreiber talks with Garrett Spooner and Charlie Moore about the potential plans for an MLB season. wspn · Rounding the Bases Episode 5: Will there be an MLB season? 0:00 - Intro 0:30 - Discussion about the MLB plans 30:06 - Outro...

Warrior Weekly: European Soccer Leagues Start To Play Again

WSPN's Garrett Spooner explains the latest on the resume of European soccer league matches.

Garrett Spooner

June 5, 2020

The rise of COVID-19 has disrupted the entire sporting world, from recreational sports all the way up to the professional leagues. In Europe, with the pandemic nearing a halt, major soccer leagues have begun to start up again. As of now, these leagues are the only major live sporting events happening...

Senior committed athletes face a reality: The cancellation of their college season

As soccer commit Kyle Mabe sets goals for his next four years playing soccer at Bryant University, the possibility of his season not being on time alters these goals, as all committed athletes adapt to the changes COVID-19 brings.

Kaitlyn Mabe

June 4, 2020

As athletes continue to have high hopes of finding success in the recruiting stages of their careers, the ones already committed worry that their first season as a collegiate player might not turn out the way they thought it would. “I’ve tried to keep a positive attitude towards my freshman year,...

Wayland Girls Soccer takes on quarantine with “Charity Miles”

The Wayland girls varsity soccer team has been using an app called “Charity Miles” to track their miles and the girls are competing against other teams in the DCL. On this app, there are more than 50 charities to choose from: World Wildlife Fund, Malala Fund, Leukemia + Lymphoma Society, Special Olympics, and many others,

Lauren Medeiros and Julia Raymond

June 2, 2020

Due to COVID-19, the stay at home order has us all stuck inside with nothing to do but go outside. Many people don’t realize they are traveling so many miles. Whether it be cycling, walking, running, or rollerblading, people are constantly moving. The Wayland girls varsity soccer team has been using...

Warrior Weekly: Athletes continuing to compete through video games

WSPN's Dante Coppola dives into how the sports world has transitioned into virtual competitions.

Dante Coppola

May 28, 2020

While the sports world has screeched to an abrupt halt, athletes have teamed up in video games to continue the sports we love, at least to some extent. From football to soccer, here’s how the sports world, and the athletes within, continue to keep us entertained. Madden NFL 20 Celebrity Tournam...

At-home training: spring athletes adapt to losing their season

Boys varsity Junior tennis player Noah Lee stands ready in a singles match during last year's spring season. Corona virus has cancelled all spring sports from continuing the 2020 season. Many athletes continue to train for their sports, even though the season was cancelled. “[I am] doing daily exercise, running, [and] practicing lacrosse with a bounceback,” freshman Marion Hess said.

Deirdre Brown and Jacqueline Cahaly

May 27, 2020

Due to coronavirus, spring sports seasons were canceled and spring athletes such as runners, lacrosse players, baseball players, etc. are trying to find ways to stay in shape and continue practicing their sport. Students have found themselves with much more free time since schools closed. Since online...

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